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Lens: DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Camera: K20D Photo Location: Lima Lake, Lima, Ohio ISO: 200 Aperture: F5.8 
Posted By: ramseybuckeye, 07-10-2010, 08:17 PM

Shutter: 1/640s
Kind of like this one from this morning in the bright sunshine.



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Nice shot Tom. TFS
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Excellent shot using the da55-300 considering such a wide aperture (f5.8). If I may recommend you use a much smaller aperture for greater DOF, it looks like the entire subject would have been in sharp focus. Bumping the ISO a couple stops and droping the shutter by a stop would give the latitude to move to, say f14.
Thanks for posting, I always enjoy watching them feed because with that extra long built-in straw you can see what is giong on.
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I really had the camera ready to try to catch some bank swallows, but came upon this first, I did get one at f8 and 1/200



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QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
Excellent shot using the da55-300 considering such a wide aperture (f5.8). If I may recommend you use a much smaller aperture for greater DOF, it looks like the entire subject would have been in sharp focus. Bumping the ISO a couple stops and droping the shutter by a stop would give the latitude to move to, say f14.
Thanks for posting, I always enjoy watching them feed because with that extra long built-in straw you can see what is giong on.
Exactly my first thoughts too ..... but it's still a lovely shot.

Understand why 1/640 was used Tom, swallows are a tad faster than butterflies
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